Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Early Bird..... Naughty Pigeons!

There was an early bird in the garden this morning - Me! My 20 minutes in the mornings has become an hour and a half… I have a very addictive nature! It was still dark, but I could just about see the silhouettes of 5 Blackbirds in the tree branches.
I had: H Gull 3, Woodpigeon 4, Carrion Crow 2, Robin 3 (one singing to the left, one singing to the right and one feeding in front of me!).
I also heard the feint and distinctive song of a Bullfinch.
Blackbird 6, Songthrush 2, Starling 4, Magpie 2, H Sparrow 6, Coal Tit 2, Chaffinch 4, Gt Tit 2, Dunnock, Goldfinch 4 (they were heading down to feed, but something spooked them - probably me!), Blackcap 3 (2 M and 1 F - flitting around together in the bushes along the stream), Long Tailed Tit 4, Blue Tit 2, Goldcrest 2 (yes, 2 and I am 100% sure). No Firecrest (I fear I have seen the last of him).
The Abbot reckons he has seen a Siskin again today - I will believe it when I see it with my own eyes (no offence Abbot, but remember the telegraph pole at Stiths)! Also a Greenfinch (ditto, although you have seen a lot of Greenfinches).
On the way to work I had: Carrion Crow 2, C Dove 1, Goldfinch 1, Woodpigeon 7, H Gull (lots), Blackbird 4, Long Tailed Tits 4 (in the Churchyard opposite my office in the centre of town!).
Lunchtime at home I had: Coal Tit, Blackcap (F), Blue Tit, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Magpie, H Gull 2, Dunnock 2, Bullfinch (1 feisty male chasing the Dunnocks off the feeder). At this time of year, we start putting out Hemp Seed as the Bullfinch seem to like it, along with the Sunflower Hearts.
When I looked out of my office window I saw two F Pigeons doing the unspeakable… You’d think they’d find somewhere a little more private! Viewing them from the balconies were: H Gull 12 and more F Pigeons 7. Mind you, I had the best seat in the house!
I am still busy making plans for something special, which I hope will mean we can enjoy birding even more!
I love birding!


  1. View from S cut off... T pole... was it a Buzzard? Well, if it was it was dead cause its been there a long time. Probably got an electric shock!


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